“Diritti e inclusione delle persone con disabilità”

Are you interested in topics such as inclusion and, generally speaking, the rights of people with a disability? Would you like to turn this passion into your job or your professional specialty? If you answered “yes” to this questions, maybe you are interested in the “Diritti e inclusione delle persone con disabilità“(“Rights and inclusion of people with a disability“) specialization course organized also in 2019 by the University of Milan (Department of public Italian and supranational rights) with the patronage of the Municipality of Milan and LEDHA, the association that, since 40 years, supports the rights of people with a disability.

"Diritti e inclusione delle persone con disabilità"

The “Diritti e inclusione delle persone con disabilità” specialization course is addressed to lawyers, judges, public health professionals, public administration operators who work in social services,  associations, foundations and NGO operators, staffing company workers, as well as all the professionals who, for any reason, work in sectors linked to disability, plus all the graduated people who are interested in specialize in it.

Inclusion and rights of people with a disability are increasingly popular topic, luckily.  But, as it often occurs, a very complex and articulate legislation doesn’t make it easy to apply what laws foresee. As a consequence, the most important goal of the “Diritti e inclusione delle persone con disabilità” specialization course is to help whoever  wants to work in this sector to have an as much thorough as possible picture of this topic and of the laws that regulate it. So, it will go from the analysis of the social-cultural perception of disability to the various types of disabilities, to understand the main issues linked to each of them, to pass to examine in depth the laws against discrimination and the legal principles that regulate this area. The other five modules will be devoted to analyze the issues people with a disability face in various contexts: society, family, school, work, hospital, jail. Always adopting a multidisciplinary approach, that will enable to acquire not only technical-legal, but also medical, social-educational and psychological know-how.

The course, that will last 50 hours, will take place from February 1st to May 17th 2019, with the possibility to attend part of the classes in e-learning mode. The entrance fee is € 416,00 and the applications for admission must be submitted by 2:00 PM of January 10th 2019, as specified on the announcement  available on the website of the Milanese university.

Would you like to learn more? Have a look at the flier!

University and students with disability: the facilitations

Choosing the university studies represents a fundamental stage in young people life, often reached after long reflection and evaluations. That’s even more true for aspiring university students with a disability. In addition to the course of studies and the employment perspectives, they must evaluate the accessibility of the building itself and of the city they’ve chosen (you know, we don’t live only to study, mostly when we’re young, do we?) and, according to the specific cases, the availability of different assistance services for students with disability.

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Current laws (and, especially, the 17/1999 law) guarantee the right to education to all the students, both disabled and not, not only during the compulsory education, but also for all the university course of studies. Nowadays, all universities make assistance services (both educational specific and general) available to their students with a disability or learning specific diseases, to enable them to fully live their university experience, minimizing the inconvenience. Together with educational and administrative assistance, many colleges offer dedicated transport and accompanying services towards the most important railway stations or on public transport, dispended by selected and prepared volunteers, and sometimes even taxi vouchers.

Should you need these services, before enrolling, make sure that the university you’ve chosen offers them and find out how to request for them and how long does it take for benefiting from them getting in touch with the university Disability Office: so, you’ll avoid unpleasant surprises in the future. Furthermore, if you have a motoric or sensory disability, it’s strongly advisable a “reconnaissance tour” of the university building, classrooms, and all the offices you’d need to visit during your course of studies.

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Moreover, take into account that many Italian universities have reduced boarding costs (and sometimes the totally free admission) for students with disability, in addition to dedicated scholarships (for the worthiest students) and to the priority as regards the assignment of rooms at boarding schools, halls of residence and so on. To benefit from these facilitations, when enrolling, you’ll have to present your invalidity certificate and the ISEE documents (if the facilitation depends on your income).

Is everything clear? Then, enjoy your choice and studies!